Posted by Lesly Foreman
Kate Burba, a senior at FHS, distinguishes herself with a GPA of 4.017, placing her 13th in the class of 2024. Born into a bustling household with parents Mark and Kari, alongside siblings Khloe, Kelsea, Mack, Margo, and Maddox, Kate shares a triplet bond with Khloe and Kelsea. Embracing a diverse range of interests, Kate finds solace in reading, running, playing the cello, and practicing yoga. Her active involvement in numerous clubs, including Rotary Club, Key Club, and National Honor Society, reflects her commitment to service and leadership. From volunteering with church groups to spearheading service projects, Kate's dedication to her community shines through. Balancing her academic pursuits with work experiences at Mancino's Pizza and Grinders and Johnny's Pour House, Kate's resilience is further evident in her athletic endeavors in Cross Country and Track. As she prepares to embark on her college journey at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Kate aspires to pursue a career in pediatric psychology. With dreams of traveling South America, running a marathon, and owning three golden retrievers, Kate's zest for life knows no bounds. Reflecting on her high school years, Kate fondly remembers bonding with classmates on field trips, particularly a memorable visit to the zoo. Her admiration for teacher Tanya Peet underscores the impact of educators who inspire and support their students. In her commitment to making a difference, Kate chooses to support World Vision, an organization dedicated to providing clean water and education accessibility for those in poverty worldwide.